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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1007
ARTICULATION AND ACCESS
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Section 1007.265, Florida Statutes 2009

1007.265  Persons with disabilities; graduation, study program admission, and upper-division entry; substitute requirements; rules.--

(1)  Any student with a disability, as defined in s. 1007.02(2), in a public postsecondary educational institution, except those students who have been documented as having intellectual disabilities, shall be eligible for reasonable substitution for any requirement for graduation, for admission into a program of study, or for entry into the upper division where documentation can be provided that the person's failure to meet the requirement is related to the disability and where failure to meet the graduation requirement or program admission requirement does not constitute a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program.

(2)  The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Board of Governors, shall adopt rules to implement this section for community colleges and shall develop substitute requirements where appropriate.

(3)  The Board of Governors, in consultation with the State Board of Education, shall adopt rules to implement this section for state universities and shall develop substitute requirements where appropriate.

History.--s. 5, ch. 2003-8; s. 119, ch. 2007-217; s. 9, ch. 2008-204.


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